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Employment Services

Fast Track to Employment (212)964-5253x800
Network Plus (718) 797-2509
Network Plus West (718) 377-8567


The Arts

Artwork by Fountain House artists on display at Fountain Gallery, 702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street, (212) 262-2756. Tues-Sat, 11 am-8 pm, Sun. 1 pm-5 pm.
Rita Project: Survivors of suicide produce art in the Village. Call or email for schedule of classes, (212) 414-0773, kim@ritaproject.org. Book Club/Poetry Club: at NAMI NYC, 505 8th Ave. Call (212) 684-3264 or email library@naminyc.org.
The Verrazano Foundation sponsors poetry, video and arts events for consumers. Visit their website for more information: verrazanofoundation.org.
Movie Club/Poetry Club at NAMI NYC Metro 505 8th Avenue. Call (212) 684-3264, 12-7 Mon-Thurs and 12-5 Fiday
Consumer-Made Album at: cdfreedom.com/artists/pesachchaim
Telephone Resources

LifeNet: Citywide mental health referral hotline 24hr/7 day/week. Call 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638).
NAMI NYC Helpline: Mental health resource (212) 684-3264.
Borderline Helpline: referral line for people affected by Borderline Personality Disorder. Call toll free 888-4-TARAAPD (827-2273)
Support Services

The Center For Independence Of The Disabled (212) 674-2300
Y.E.S. program: counseling for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender youth. Contact Dee Colon at (212) 620-7310.
The Friendship Network: If you want a friend or need a friend, then meet a friend through the Friendship Network. Call Alice or Berna (516) 326-6111 or aliceberna@aol.com.
Writers Wanted

New York City Voices seeks to give Voice to consumers and family members who have stories of recovery, including any difficulties accessing help and psychiatric services. Other subjects: recovery through the arts, stigma, employment, social relationships, alternative healing, or youth mental health issues. Call Daniel Frey at (212) 491-1367 or email editors@newyorkcityvoices.org for instructions on how to submit your story. Advertise Here Call (212) 491-1367
Clubs/Clubhouses

Manhattan
Chelton Loft, 119 W 19 St. (212) 727-4360
Harlem Bay Network, 4 West 125th Street (212) 876-6083
Fountain House, 425 W 47th St. (212) 582-0340
Brooklyn
East NY Clubhouse, 2697 Atlantic Ave (718) 235-5780
Metro Club, 25 Chapel St. (718) 256-3430
Rainbow Heights Club, 25 Flatbush Ave. (718) 852-2584
The Bronx
Boulevard Club, 512 Southern Blvd (718) 993-1078
Geel Clubhouse, 2516 Grand Ave. (212) 367-1900
Queens
Citiview Connections, 42-15 Crescent St. (718) 361-7030
Venture House, 150-10 Hillside Ave (718) 658 7201
Staten Island
Skylight Center, 307 St. Mark's Pl. (718) 720-2585
Positions Available

Baltic Street Mental Health Board seeks FT/PT consumer advocates. Computer/office skills a plus, peer advocacy or related experience. Fax resume/cover letter to (718) 222-1116, Attn: Marilyn Rickman. Advocacy through empowerment is our mission.

Advocacy

RIPPD: advocacy group for family members, consumers and others who are concerned with the plight of the mentally ill in prisons, jails and forensic hospitals. Call Lisa Ortega (646) 602-5664 or email her at lortega@urbanjustice.org.
MHASC: advocacy group to fight solitary confinement in prison. Call Vuka to boot the SHU. (212) 780-1400x7792
The "Changing Minds" Coalition: Talk to JJ to fight for alternatives to incarceration. Call (646) 602-5644
The Icarus Project: An advocacy and support project for people with "dangerous gifts". Visit: theicarusproject.net
NYAPRS: Statewide mental health advocacy group that frequently sponsors events in NYC and organizes annual Lobby Days and conferences. To join and/or be put on their mailing list, call Teena Brooks (646) 602-5665 or tbrooks@urbanjustice.org.
Consumer Speakers Bureau: needs speakers in recovery to fight stigma. Call Marvin (212) 614-6339
Volunteers Needed

Bronx, Brooklyn or Manhattan Manager wanted for New York City Voices' distribution. Must have car. Stipend available. For info call (718) 643-6758.
Bookkeepers, fundraisers, writers, editors, messengers, boardmembers, event planners, and more needed for City Voices, Inc. Call Dan (718) 643-6758 or write to editors@newyorkcityvoices.org
Peer Support & Self-Help Programs

Awakenings: Living Successfully with Mental Illness Groups. Peer-run.
In Manhattan and Brooklyn, call Rick Sostchen (718) 875-7744; in Queens, call Edie Klein (718) 544-7437; and in the Bronx, call Pam Silvestri (718) 515-4823.
Nicotine Anonymous Group: Support for consumers to quit smoking. Meets at 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn. Miguel Reyes and Paul Chipkin co-facilitators. Call (718) 875-7744 for info and directions.
Family Member Groups: for help & support dealing with a loved one's illness. Call NAMI NYC-Metro helpline (212) 684-3264.
Zappalorti Society: for gays/lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered with mental illness. Saturdays 2-4, LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St. Call Bert Coffman (917) 286-0616.
Hands Across Long Island support group: for gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people with mental illness. Call Susan Patterson (631) 234-1925 x115
Schizophrenics Anonymous self-help group meets Sundays in Rego Park, Queens 10-11 a.m. Call Long Island Consultation Center (718) 896-3400.
The Friendship Network: If you want a friend or need a friend, then meet a friend through the Friendship Network. Call Alice or Nancy at (516) 326-6111.
Social Group Forming: Educated? Have a mental illness? Looking to meet people in a similar situation? E-mail Will at fishmonger1972@gmail.com if interested.
NAMI-NYC Metro Peer-to-Peer Course: FREE 9-week course for mental health consumers who are interested in maintaining their wellness. Taught by trained mental health consumers, the course covers: coping, medication, treatment, & advocacy. Call (212) 684-3264 to get your name on the waiting list.
Co-Occurring Illness Support Group: Monthly group for MICA consumers. Call NAMI NYC Helpline at (212) 684-3264 to get on the waiting list. The facilitators will then be in touch with the details.
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse support group. Call Marvin at (212) 614-6339 for information.
Using & Cruising:
A Harm Reduction Group for Men. A group for GBT men who want to look at their relationship with sex, alcohol or drugs. For more information, call (212) 620-7310.
Living Free In Recovery:
An Early Sobriety Group for Men. A recovery group for GBT men who have decided to change their relationship with sex, alcohol and drugs. For more information, call (212) 620-7310.


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